Texas Troubadour Mark Chesnutt Continues With Traditional Country

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Texas country music superstar Mark Chesnutt recently signed with new independent label and publishing company, Row Entertainment, based in Nashville, TN. Excited to announce the signing, Row’s Jimmy Ritchey stated, “Without a doubt, Mark is an artist that continues to stand for the best in the format. Everyone here is so excited to be working along with him to bring his music to the masses.”

Certified Platinum



Chesnutt’s country music career formally began with the release of his first album in 1988, Doing My Country Thing (the vinyl version of which is now a collector’s item.) He followed that with a 1990 release on the MCA Records label of the Too Cold At Home debut single, from the album of the same name. Charting more than 30 singles on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, including 8 number ones, this Beaumont, TX-born songster went on to release 2 more albums as well as a greatest hits compilation, which all certified platinum by 1996.

Real Deal Country Music



Songs like “Ol’ Country”, “Old Flames Have New Names”, and “The Lord Loves the Drinkin’ Man” landed Chesnutt on cassettes, CD’s and iPods as the music went on and the medium changed. An ever-evolving industry, his releases continued from 1994 through 2010, all of which carried the singer and the listener through a waltz of mutual satisfaction as his recordings sustained the fan that remained true to a category of music controlled more by media than authentic appreciation.

New Release, ‘Tradition Lives’


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In his next chapter, Chesnutt plans to release Tradition Lives for Row later this year, which will be his first studio release of all new country music since 2008. In the press release from Row dated May 10, he was quoted as saying, “Country music is what I’ve always been about, and that’s what I’ll always be. It’s all I know, and I think people will love the new music as much as I am going to love playing it for them.”

Hitting the High Notes

Photo: Spring Sault

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